New technology to prevent pool drownings

After a close call with a 2 year old girl earlier this week, Belmont’s YMCA is training with a new technology designed to prevent pool drownings. Earlier in the week, paramedics arrive at Ballantyne’s YMCA to respond to a drowning call. A lifeguard had pulled the young girl from the pool and she was alert and breathing. The girl’s father later reported that luckily she was doing fine.

In response to this incident, lifeguard’s have begun working with a new technology developed by Dr. Graham Snyder, a pediatrician from Raleigh. He had dealt with many tragic drownings in the past and developed the new “swim safe” neck bands in response to that.

The band is designed to fit around the child’s neck before they go into the pool. If the child is underwater for more than 15 seconds, the band will begin to flash and sound an alarm to alert nearby lifeguards. Dr. Snyder said that he had seen too many young children die from drowning over the years and wanted to develop something to help remedy that. If the bands are a success in Gaston County, the plan is to expand their use throughout the rest of North Carolina. This technology could be vital to saving many young children in  the future.

To read more about this new invention and how it can help North Carolina children, be sure to check out the full article at www.wsoctv.com

Popular restaurant opens new Lake Wylie location

The lake Wylie area just continues to grow and recently had yet another restaurant opening to add to its ever-growing list of dining options.

The much anticipated Sake Express Japanese steakhouse and Sushi just opened its fourth  location in Mill Creek Commons Center in Lake Wylie. This recent opening is the largest of the four locations that are currently open in Belmont, Mount Holly and Gastonia.

Totaling 4,900 square feet of cooking and dining pleasure, locals and visitors alike can take advantage of great Japanese food from 10 AM to 10:30 PM Monday through Saturday and from 11 AM to 9 PM on Sunday.  The menu features creative sushi rolls, bento boxes, Teppanyaki noodles, and so much more. The restaurant prides itself on great food and fantastic service, and it is a wonderful spot for families or a date night.

Mill Creek Commons is strategically located at the intersection of SC Highway 274 and SC Highway 557 and is a 75-acre master-planned retail development anchored by Lowes Home Improvement and Walmart. The shopping center also includes a “proposed 14.59-acre junior box retail development and 10 outparcels.” Five outparcels have already been sold or leased to Bank of America, Wachovia, Walgreens, Zaxby’s and McDonald’s. There are still five out parcels left for sale or lease.
For more details and information on this new dining option in Mill Creek Commons, check out the article at Gastongazette.com.

Philly food comes to Lake Wylie

New dining options seem to be popping up all over town in Lake Wylie, and it is always exciting when there is a new type of food for residents to enjoy that wasn’t previously easy to find.
A new restaurant just opened that will make Philadelphia transplants and cheesesteak lovers alike very happy. Now, Lee’s Hoagie House has roots in Lake Wylie, South Carolina.

It is the first franchise for the company to open outside of the Philadelphia area, and with Lake Wylie not having a cheesesteak and hoagie dining option, the company thought the town seemed like a great fit to move to. Furthermore, Lee’s plans to open a location in Asheville in the next three months, with a possible Charlotte location on the horizon as well. The Charlotte region is known to be home to many transplants from the northeast region, so the move for the company to this area of the country seemed only natural.
The Lake Wylie location of Lee’s Hoagie House will be located at 312 Bulkhead Way, Suite 101, in Lake Wylie Commons.

Lee’s Hoagie House has been serving cheesesteaks and other hoagie sandwiches in and around Philadelphia since 1953.  For more information on the new sandwich shop in town, be sure to read the full article that CharlotteObserver.com.

New infrastructure projects are happening in Lake Wylie

Many new developments are on the horizon for Lake Wylie, particularly infrastructure projects, which are great for the city, its residents, and the local economy. Most recently, a $1.75 million construction contract was awarded by York County Council for an intersection realignment at SC 557, Griggs Road and Bate Harvey Road, right beside Griggs Road Elementary School. The project should help with the traffic and safety of the area, and it is slated for completion by the end of 2017.

A lane-widening project is also underway at SC 274 and 279, and the $25.7 million  project is expected to be completed in 2020. Another multi-lane widening project of SC 557 that only totals about $4.3 million will also be completed in the same year. As far as this year is concerned, residents can expect a shoulder-widening on Paraham Road, with completion anticipated for this fall.

These infrastructure projects are part of the Pennies program, which has been very successful overall but has faced cost estimate issues. Many projects have turned out to be more expensive than anticipated, and there are discussions on how to fix this. There is a new staff in place overseeing the program, which could assist in making better cost estimates, as well as utilities assessments.

Overall, there is plenty of positive change in the pipeline for the infrastructure of Lake Wylie, and the Pennies project has been widely successful in helping to implement this change. For more details on these infrastructure projects and others and what it means for Lake Wylie as well as York County as a whole, be sure to read the full article at heraldonline.com.

Lake Wylie eyes Rock Hill’s electric bus plan

There is a new trend in public transportation that is happening just across the Catawba River from Lake Wylie, Fort Mill and Tega Cay, that will hopefully be making its way all around the region. Electric buses are soon going to hit the scene in the city of Rock Hill. These buses not only limit environmental pollution, but they feature Wi-Fi and charging stations in addition to seamlessly connecting residents around the city with downtown stops. Plus, this will be a free service for riders.

With so much development happening in the Lake Wylie area, the options for entertainment, dining and shopping continue to grow while transportation to and from these locations gets more and more difficult. Traffic on the major local highways and thoroughfares  as well as the lack of available parking, is certainly a deterrent.

Public transportation would cut down on traffic, eliminate the frustration of trying to find parking, and would greatly reduce environmental emissions. More so, the public transportation is great for businesses and would be a tremendous boost to the local economy.

There are many details that would need to be worked out among the three municipalities of Fort Mill, Tega Cay and York County. Hopefully, what’s about to get underway in Rock Hill can also become a reality on the opposite side of the river. For more details and information on this project, check out the article at Heraldonline.com.

Lake Wylie gets ready to welcome Moe’s

screen-shot-2016-10-30-at-9-36-34-pm“Welcome to Moe’s!” Lake Wylie is going to be hearing a lot more of this starting on November 4 when Moe’s Southwest Grill opens at 312 Bulkhead Way.

The official grand opening at 11 AM on November 4 will offer the opportunity for the first 100 customers to get a burrito per week for a year. A fundraiser will also be taking place on opening day titled “Pay What You Want Day” focused on raising money for local schools, and the school that raises the most money will receive an additional thousand dollars courtesy of Moe’s Southwest Grill.

Furthermore, as part of the restaurant’s grand opening launch, a sneak peek fundraiser will be taking place on November 3 prior to the restaurant’s official opening to benefit Lake Wylie Children’s Charity. Moe’s Southwest Grill will be hosting an all-you-can-eat buffet, and the $10 charged per meal at the event will go to the local charity that serves children and their families who face life-threatening medical conditions. Plus, kids who attend can eat free with the purchase of an adult entrée.

Moe’s Southwest Grill is a fast casual Tex-Mex restaurant operating over 600 locations in the United States and offering a menu of fresh, fun, all-natural items including burritos, quesadillas and more.

There are lots of new development plans for the same location as Moe’s, including Lee’s Hoagie House, Mathnasium, SportClips,TK Nail Bar and Morningstar Mini-Storage. Also under construction is a dental office across Nautical Drive and an additional dental office across Latitude Lane.

Plenty is on the horizon as far as new businesses go in Lake Wylie, but for now, residents can get excited about some pretty great burritos.

Check out the full article at heraldonline.com for details.

Shipt partners with Harris Teeter for grocery delivery in Lake Wylie and Fort Mill

Grocery shopping is about to get a little easier and a lot more convenient.

Lake Wylie and Fort Mill are just two of the Charlotte towns who can benefit from Shipt, a grocery delivery service that is now delivering from 50 Harris Teeter stores throughout the Charlotte area.

Shift began its service throughout Charlotte originally only delivering from Publix stores last September. But the service has been widely popular and is expanding now to the Harris Teeter chain for delivery.

Charlotte region residents love Harris Teeter, and Shipt wanted to capitalize on that. Shipt provides service for an annual fee of $99 for orders of at least $35. As part of its launch with Harris Teeter, the company is offering $25 in free groceries to annual members who sign up prior to the launch of Shipt in their area.

Shipt offers both a desktop and mobile app that allows shoppers to peruse online the selection of groceries at their local Harris Teeter. Once shoppers select their groceries, they choose a delivery option and then check out. It is fast, simple and convenient. The service offers same-day grocery delivery, as soon as one hour after the order is placed, and delivery is free for members on orders over $35. There is a slight difference on Shipt’s item pricing versus standard in-store pricing.

In addition to providing a tremendous convenience, Shipt’s new partnership is creating jobs, as the company is currently hiring more shoppers to keep up with the increase in grocery stores and coverage areas. If you are interested in applying, visit the website at shipt.com. And, for more details and information on the Shipt and Harris Teeter partnership, read the full article at CharlotteObserver.com.

 

York County development is thriving

screen-shot-2016-10-09-at-8-38-29-pmThe Lake Wylie real estate market and local economy continue to thrive as the area welcomes new businesses as well as new housing developments.

York County is moving forward on the development fast track with plenty of new restaurant openings, grocery store openings and residential construction on the horizon in Lake Wylie and Fort Mill. There have been a lot of discussions between county staff and property developers with regard to what’s next.

A new single family subdivision is in the preliminary planning stages at SC 49 and Daimler Boulevard on more than 430 acres of land owned by Crescent Communities. Moreover, 5800 Charlotte Highway is a possible new site for a gas station, convenience store and used car lot.

Furthermore, Lakeside West Center will soon be home to a multi-tenant retail center at 429 Blucher Circle. A new restaurant could be joining the shopping plaza at 131 Evergreen Road, and a Captain D’s may go in at the Shoppes at the Landing. The Pleasant Road area of Fort Mill is also going to be home to a new German-based Lidl grocer.

As far as recreation is concerned, a new swim center is proposed for 3354 Highway 160 West on a seven-acre lot, and a gymnastics center is proposed for Maxwell Road off of Pleasant Road in Fort Mill on two and a half acres.

There is more than enough to keep your eye on here, and for more details and information on all of the exciting new commercial and residential developments happening in Lake Wylie, Fort Mill and the surrounding area, read the full article at Heraldonline.com.

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New YMCA set to open in Lake Wylie

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If you are a Lake Wylie resident, get ready to break out your sneakers and your workout pants.

Lake Wylie is getting a brand new, 73,500 square foot YMCA near Crowder’s Creek Elementary School that will be opening in mid October. The $17.8 million Clover School District Community YMCA is one of five projects that comprise a $99 million Clover School District construction plan.

The facility will feature a stunning pool and fitness center that will be a part of what will possibly be considered one of the nicest Y’s in the country. In addition to two indoor pools, there will also be a 50-meter Olympic sized outdoor pool, two racquetball courts, a basketball gym with a second-level walking track, several weightlifting rooms and plenty of exercise space, as well as a multi-purpose function room.This new facility’s pool will be home to the Clover High School swim team as well as the Kicking With Confidence program that aims to provide swimming lessons to every 4th-grader in the district. After-school care will be offered, as well as plenty of activities for kids and adults alike.

The official ribbon cutting ceremony for the Clover School District Community YMCA will take place from 5 to 7:30 PM on October 12, and community tours are planned for October 13-16 before the official opening of the facility at 5 AM on October 17.

For more details on the new Y in Lake Wylie, visit heraldonline.com for the full article.

 

New residential community is underway in Lake Wylie

screen-shot-2016-09-18-at-8-30-16-pmCrescent Communities strikes again with yet another new wonderfully planned and much anticipated development in beautiful Lake Wylie.

The ever-growing lake town is getting a new community of single-family homes from leading developer Crescent Communities with the addition of Paddlers Cove and Summerhouse. Paddlers Cove will feature 550 homes built by Fielding Homes, and the adjacent neighborhood, Summerhouse at Paddlers Cove, will have Lennar as it’s featured home builder for the 170 homes there.

Both communities will feature beautiful homes as well as neighborhood amenities, plus all the perks of living near Lake Wylie, such as boating, canoeing and kayaking. Paddlers Cove is designed for families and will feature a community pool and playground and is conveniently located next door to Crowders Creek Elementary School and it is within walking distance of the new Clover Aquatic Center.

Home sales for Paddlers Cove Will begin in October, and home sales for Summerhouse are already underway, and construction is slated to begin in late August.

Crescent Communities is a premier real estate investment and operating company. The firm was founded in 1963 and finances, plans and develops residential, multi family, mixed-used and commercial properties and land assets. It is “recognized for its innovative approach to development, robust capital deployment, seasoned leadership team, and proven model of sustainability.”

For more details on Crescent communities and it’s new Paddlers Cove community at Lake Wylie, be sure to read the full article at realestaterama.com.